Sarah Spikes


Sarah Jo (Marks) Diserens Spikes, 75, of North Zulch, went home to our Lord at 11:33 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospital in Conroe. She was born Feb. 26, 1943, in North Zulch, to Lela Mae and Joseph Porter Marks. Sarah’s mother and father along with her brother, Clifton Marks, and one son, Curtis Allen Diserens, preceded her in death. Surviving family includes her two daughters, Melissa (Diserens) Radde and husband Karl of North Zulch, and Kendra (Diserens) Burtis and husband Brandon of Friendswood; their father, Billy "HotShot" Diserens of North Zulch; her grandchildren, Elice (Douget) Regini and husband Cody, Taylor (Douget) Creel and husband Russell, and Carson Radde, all of North Zulch, and Baileigh Burtis and Blaine Burtis of Friendswood; great-grandchildren Kimber Regini, Ryann Regini and Lilly Creel, all of North Zulch; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She married James Elvis Spikes on June 27, 2010, and through her marriage to James, she is also survived by stepchildren, Kim Antley her husband Darren, and Rachell St. Romain.

Sarah graduated from North Zulch High School in 1961. Other than a three-year stint in Houston while her husband served in Vietnam, Sarah was a lifelong resident of North Zulch. After returning to North Zulch in the early 70s, she became an LVN working in OB/GYN for several years. That was followed by eight years with the Madison County Justice of the Peace’s office, and from there she joined the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department as the head nurse for the jail for many years under Sheriff Chris Kirk until her retirement.

Sarah enjoyed researching the McWhorter family history from her mother’s side of the family and was actively involved in the Bethel Cemetery Association with her brother Clifton. She was known for her banana pudding and support of the youth of North Zulch ISD. She is still fondly remembered as Sgt. “D” by many former residents of the Brazos County Jail. There are several antique and estate sales centers that will truly miss her presence.

Funeral services for Sarah were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at First Baptist Church of North Zulch. The Rev. Kerry Stroud officiated. The burial was held immediately after the service at Willowhole Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Carson Radde, Clay Marks, Josh Marks, Boots Marks, Robby Rapp and Cameron Spikes.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was entrusted with arrangements.